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    Marion County Sheriff’s Office out of line in approach to purchase Sears property

    Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Board of County Commissioners expressed their displeasure with how the Marion County Sheriff's Office approached a plan to...
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    Video: Hardee’s gets called out on french fry scam

    It is not a magic trick, but many say it is an unethical business practice that goes unchecked. In the video, a customer demonstrates that...
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    Residents furious, say that Marion County officials want to destroy look of Paddock Mall,...

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has sent a letter of intent to Seritage SRC Finance, the owner of the old Sears building in the...
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    Letter to the editor: Why are Republicans still supporting Trump?

    Trump's ongoing contests and confounding denial of the presidential election results are dangerous to America and outright embarrassing. His actions undermine faith in leadership as...
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    Ocala Christmas Parade canceled

    The December 2020 Ocala Christmas Parade has been canceled due to COVID-19. The City of Ocala provides a permit for the parade and that permit...
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    Woman who was bludgeoned with baseball bat, dies

    Jennifer Powell, 53, who was attacked by a man with a baseball bat, and had been on life support at Ocala Regional Medical Center,...
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    Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook could land you in jail

    Florida -- Coquito, meaning "Little Coconut" in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage...
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    One dead following Ocala shooting inside mobile home community

    Ocala, Florida -- The Ocala Police Department is investigating after an Ocala man, identified as David Vega, was shot to death at a mobile...
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    Woman shot Marion Oaks man to death, arrested in Georgia

    The Lowndes County Sheriffs Office in Georgia has arrested a female suspect who was wanted for questioning in a Marion Oaks shooting that left...
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    Man who fractured woman’s face, skull with baseball bat held without bail

    Story updated on November 17, 2020. Read the update here. An Ocala man is now behind bars after he was arrested for bashing a woman...
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    National Weather Service Tropical Storm ETA update

    On Wednesday, Marion County Public Schools announced there will be no school Thursday. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville issued a severe weather statement in...
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    Dunnellon man killed in crash, two others seriously injured

    Florida -- A Seven Rivers Christian School alumnus and a former student were involved in a crash Friday in Alachua County. The Florida Highway Patrol...
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    Motorcycle rider killed after hitting SUV head-on

    Ocala, Florida -- A 36-year-old Silver Springs man, who was driving a motorcycle, died Saturday following a crash with an SUV. Troopers say the 36-year-old...
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    Florida minimum wage to increase to $15 per hour, more than 600 thousand could...

    Florida -- Voters in Florida have approved amendment 2 which will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a six-year period. The amendment...
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    Marion County voters pass penny sales tax extension

    Ocala, Florida -- Marion County residents voted to extend the penny sales tax for four more years. The millions in revenue will go toward funding...
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    Marion County pushing hard for voters to pass penny sales tax

    Marion County -- According to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the first four years of the Penny Sales Tax generated $167 million...

    Marion County schools report new cases of COVID-19

    In a press release Friday, Marion County school officials reported that 30 people --  8 employees and 22 students -- tested positive for COVID-19...
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    Woman killed, two others injured in crash

    Ocala, Florida -- One person was killed and two others were injured in a Sunday afternoon crash. A pickup truck, driven by a 22-year-old man,...
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    Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

    Marion County -- Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham died in a Sunday morning plane crash. Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the crash at approximately...
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    Light Up Ocala canceled, other events available, including for Halloween

    Ocala, Florida -- During a meeting, due to COVID-19, The City of Ocala council voted to cancel Light Up Ocala. The event was scheduled for...